Media Freedom & Right to Know

Nigerian editor missing since last week
Nigerian editor missing since last week

The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on...

7 Jul 2014 10:39

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014 14:43

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Nigerian journalist arrested over article - and he didn't even write it

CALABAR, NIGERIA: On 6 June 2013 at about 2100 local time, Emmanuel Unah, a reporter for the CrossRiver Watch, an online news platform, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

20 Jun 2013 08:38

Lagos Assembly on FoI Bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Friday, 24 May 2013, announced its plans to make the state's version of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill open to the public before passage into law.

27 May 2013 14:12

Nigeria bans film on oil corruption, director warned

The Committee to Project Journalists condemns a recent decision by the Nigerian government to ban the exhibition and distribution of a documentary film, entitled 'Fuelling Poverty'. The film exposes corruption in the state's management of oil wealth.

18 Apr 2013 11:17

Broadcast regulator closes down radio station

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Nigeria's media regulatory body to shut down a radio station in connection with a broadcast that questioned the local government's motives in an anti-polio vaccination program.

5 Mar 2013 12:20

Bill to safeguard personal information underway

The Federal Government is in the process of enacting a bill to regulate the processing of personal information of individuals with regard to the collection, holding, use or disclosure of such information by persons and private organisations.

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo 25 Feb 2013 12:55

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

Good humour at the president's expense

I have observed with some degree of amusement, the wave of criticism and outrage that greeted the ill-timed ignition of president Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 political campaign machinery. The campaign message - One good term deserves another - is especially humorous.

By Philip Amiola 8 Jan 2013 13:28

Murdered journalists symbols of impunity

A day after the 14th anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo's murder in Burkina Faso and two days before the 8th anniversary of journalist Deyda Hydara's murder in Gambia, Reporters Without Borders accuses the authorities in these two countries of sabotaging the investigations into their deaths and encouraging impunity.

19 Dec 2012 12:59

Reality of the Freedom of Information Act

Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.

17 Sep 2012 13:25

At last, Jonathan signs FOI Bill

President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law on Saturday, 4 August 2012, ending a decade-long intense lobbying and agitation by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), civil society groups, right activists and even individuals.

By Dave Oso 6 Aug 2012 11:49

Jonathan assures of press freedom

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, 25 May 2012, assured members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the freedom guaranteed to media practitioners in the discharge of their constitutional responsibility, would not be tempered with by his administration of the freedom of the press as enshrined in the country's constitution.

28 May 2012 12:55

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